_I love to think of myself, and everyone, completely God-gifted with every needed thing. He imbues his creation with spiritual qualities, wisdom, spiritual intuition. After all, the “very good” in Genesis 1:31, that God proclaims His creation to be, includes all that good stuff! It is perpetual and equally bestowed on each of us.
I needed to remember this one day when I was thinking anything but! I had just arrived home after a lovely time with my daughters-in-law. We had enjoyed visiting with each other at the Pineapple Tea Room. It was in a neighboring town and, while I really loved having “high tea” with them, I was not crazy about driving that far.
On this day, after walking into my house, I realized I didn’t have my purse with me. I thought “I must have left it in the car.” Out I went to look. I looked and looked. Not there. I went back into the house. Maybe I set it down on the kitchen counter without thinking. Nope. I called the tea room. They kindly looked all around – even looked out on the sidewalk. Not there.
_With frustration, I realized there was just one option left. Drive all the way back and look around the parking lot! Perhaps the purse dropped to the ground when I got out of the car. So, off I went, fuming at myself and my carelessness.
After a few miles, I calmed down. Then the words “fully funded” kicked in. I had to choose. I could think of myself as frustrated or fully funded. Fully funded was a powerful thought and I reasoned that, as God’s creation, I couldn’t really lose anything that was truly mine. That purse, and everything in it, represented spiritual qualities of God that belonged to me as a part of my true self. Spiritual qualities are inherent in man's true being. They can't be lost or stolen or misplaced. I saw that I was fully funded with spiritual good at all times.
By the time I reached the parking lot, I was calm and confident. I didn’t know how things would turn out, but I knew I couldn't be a loser. There were were no cars on the lot and, as I drove past, I could see there was no purse on the ground. I thought, "Drive in and look around.” There didn’t seem to be any point, but I decided this idea was included in my “funding”. So, I drove into the lot, got out of the car, and casually looked along the boundaries of the lot. Then, my heart melted. Under a bush, there was my little black purse! It was obvious that some thoughtful person had picked it up and placed it where it could be seen, if someone was looking for it, but not in plain sight where it might be taken.
Spiritual intuition, obedience, patience, carried the day. I had what I needed. Fully funded, indeed!
Kay Olson, CSB, is a Christian Science practitioner and teacher in Pennsylvania. She is loving blogging for you! She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I have practiced Christian Science professionally in
some form since 1979.
But my journey with
Christian Science started
in a Sunday school
where as a young child
I was taught the Scriptures and some simple basics
of Jesus' method of
scientific Christian healing.
A significant experience
at the age of twelve
opened my eyes to
the great potential
of this practice.
After impaling my foot
on a nail,
I prayed the way I had learned
in Sunday school.
the pain stopped
and healing began.
By the next morning the wound had disappeared completely.
the great potential
of Christian Science,
there would be no